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Wayne National Forest seeking youth for summer employment

By Ciara Conley - cconley@civitasmedia.com



Youth digging post holes for the Wayne National Forest, Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program.


Submitted photo

If you know a teen who loves learning and the outdoors, then the Wayne National Forest Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) may be the program for them.

The YCC program provides opportunities for those ages 15-18 to serve the community and learn valuable work skills and learn more about the forest as well. Wayne National Forest will be accepting applications for the program until March 24.

The YCC crew will work on various projects this summer to assist the recreation program, including trail construction and maintenance, campground maintenance, and trail bridge construction.

There are two crews that need staffing, one based out of Nelsonville and the other in Marietta.

According to released materials, each crew will consist of four members, two males and two females. The members of these crews will work-full time for eight weeks. Eligible participants must be between the ages of 15 and 18 during the work period, June 12-August 4, 2017. Participants must be available to work all eight weeks. Those selected will be paid minimum wage for a 40-hour work week.

Applications are available online at http://bit.ly/2m2Uxem. They are due to the Athens District Office in Nelsonville no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017. Nelsonville and Marietta crew applications will be accepted by fax to 740-753-0119, email dmccarthy02@fs.fed.us, by mail or in person at the Nelsonville office, 13700 US Hwy. 33, Nelsonville, OH 45764.

Selections for crews will be determined by March 29, 2017.

According to the release, selected applicants will be required to attend one mandatory meeting. Selected applicants for the Athens crew are required to attend a meeting on April 4, 2017 at 6 p.m. in Nelsonville. Selected applicants for the Marietta crew are required to attend a meeting on April 6, 2017 at 6 p.m. in Marietta. This scheduled meeting will complete the hiring process, applicants are asked to bring their state issued ID, Social Security card and information for direct depositing.

Eligible youth must be permanent residents of the U.S., its territories, or possessions, and will be selected without regard to social, economic, racial, or ethnic backgrounds. Youth must have no history of serious criminal or other antisocial behavior that might endanger their safety or that of others; have or be able to obtain a work permit as required under Ohio laws; have a Social Security number or have made application for one; be willing and able to work hard and participate in most work projects.

If you have any questions, please contact Dawn McCarthy at 740-753-0527. For more information, visit our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/wayne. Follow the Wayne National Forest on Twitter: @waynenationalfs and Facebook.

Youth digging post holes for the Wayne National Forest, Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program.
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2017/03/web1_IMG_025620173313019976.jpgYouth digging post holes for the Wayne National Forest, Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program. Submitted photo
Wayne National Forest seeking youth for summer employment

By Ciara Conley

cconley@civitasmedia.com

Reach Ciara Conley at 740-981-6977, Facebook “Ciara Conley – Daily Times,” and Twitter @PDT_Ciara.

Reach Ciara Conley at 740-981-6977, Facebook “Ciara Conley - Daily Times,” and Twitter @PDT_Ciara.